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Web Communications Teams

Nov. 2, 2015—We’re excited to share with you some changes that are occurring within Web Communications. We have all seen our group come together into a team over the past two years (since the web merger); the knowledge sharing and synergies of having all of the web-focused staff together have been made evident time and again. We...

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It’s a new Vanderbilt.edu

Aug. 21, 2015—A new and improved Vanderbilt homepage and top-level pages launched the evening of Aug. 20, with a focus on the four pillars of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan while also showcasing the institution’s dynamic academic, research and campus life offerings. The new homepage is designed to show, rather than tell, how the university’s strategic plan...

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VU Homepage


2014 with Web Communications

Dec. 18, 2014—2014 has been a big year for Web Communications! We’ve moved into new offices, launched projects, trained users, answered help desk tickets, tweeted, facebooked, instagrammed and youtube’d—and had a pretty good time through it all. (Thanks to Anna Whinnery for her graphic skillz putting together all our random numbers into a spiffy infographic!)

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WebComm assists Registrar with lookup for course renumbering

Dec. 12, 2014—The University Registrar is in the process of renumbering all courses at Vanderbilt. They requested an interface for faculty and students to be able to look up an old course number and easily find the new number.  We built a simple database tool that allows the user to start typing in the search box and...

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VUIT Products and Services Lookup

Dec. 7, 2014—We worked with VUIT on simplifying their products and services lookup. VUIT provides many services to the university — and many are known by several different names — and fall into various support groups. We built a simple database that houses all the service/product information, keywords, and groups to which the service might be associated...

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Launch


How can I have a slide link to a page NOT on my WordPress website?

Oct. 30, 2014—Do you want to create a slide on your WordPress website — that links to a page that isn’t on YOUR website? With the way we currently have the slideshow functioning — each slide must correlate to a page/post within your own WordPress site. However, you can create a page using the “Redirect Page” template....

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WordPress Tutorial


Divinity School Refreshed

Oct. 18, 2014—The Divinity School went live with a cleaner, more streamlined homepage mid-October. Blog is powered by their VDS Voices my.vanderbilt.edu website Upcoming Events is powered by the  University Calendar Highlighting the message from the Dean each month

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Public Affairs website gets a refresh

Oct. 12, 2014—This year the Public Affairs website transitioned to OmniUpdate. The project required input from all major areas of Public Affairs, and the end result is a site that is more streamlined and functional than its predecessor. New features include an organizational chart for the department, as well as updated information about staff and administrators. This...

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New web presence for the Graduate Department of Religion

Sep. 25, 2014—The Graduate Department of Religion launched a brand new web presence in mid-September (it was previously just a subsection of the Divinity School website — even though GDR is part of the Divinity School and the College of Arts and Science. Having a separate website hopefully helps them clear up some of the confusion about...

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Academic Strategic Plan public-facing website

Aug. 10, 2014—We worked with the Chancellor’s office on creating the public-facing web presence for the Academic Strategic Plan. It’s a simple website that presents an executive summary of the plan, an organizational chart, and encourages visitors to download a PDF that includes the full text of the Academic Strategic Plan.  

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OmniUpdate being upgraded to Version 10

Jul. 25, 2014—Hello Omni users! All of our Vanderbilt OmniUpdate accounts are being updated to Version 10 in the coming weeks. What does this mean for you? The backend tool/interface that you use to update your website will have a different look (editing pages) — but your public-facing website will not change at all. Please note that...

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Federal Relations launches new site in Omni

Feb. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations advocates on behalf of federal legislation, regulations and policy that could affect Vanderbilt University. They recently launched a shiny new website, now managed in OmniUpdate. We have consulted with them over the past year on their new social media presences as well — they’ve launched both Twitter and Facebook presences...

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